Salvatore Iavarone is a Research Associate at the Department of Engineering. His current research focuses on the modelling of ignition phenomena of conventional and alternative fuels in gas turbines used for air transportation and flexible energy generation. He is involved in the Center of Excellence in Combustion (CoEC) project, which pursues the goals of decarbonization of the European power and transportation sectors and net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University “Federico II” of Naples, Italy. In 2019, he completed his PhD in Engineering Sciences and Technology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, where he applied data-driven approaches to improve the predictive modeling of multiphase reactive flows. After his PhD, he was awarded the “Fondation Wiener-Anspach” postdoctoral fellowship and moved to Cambridge to continue his research work on the application of Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification for numerical simulations of advanced combustion systems. In 2020, he was appointed as a Research Associate at the Department of Engineering.